Haroun and the Sea of Stories
A captivating fantasy novel for readers of all ages, by the author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses
"This is, simply put, a book for anyone who loves a good story. It's also a work of literary genius." --Stephen King
Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, The Arabian Nights, and The Wizard of Oz. Twelve-year-old Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore his father's gift of storytelling by reviving the poisoned Sea of Stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.
In this wondrously delightful story, Salman Rushdie gives us an imaginative work of extraordinary power and endearing humor that is, at its heart, an illumination of the necessity of storytelling in our lives.
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They were like choruses , many voices at a time speaking in perfect unison , and
they were full of froth and bubbles . ... When they did so , Haroun noted , each
mouth spoke with its own voice , but all the mouths on each individual fish spoke
If you ' d be quiet for a moment , you ' d know soon enough where your Batcheat
waits , ' a Chupwala voice called out from the crowd that had gathered to greet
the Guppees . ( Many Chupwalas had started breaking the Laws of Silence now ...
Is that a voice , or what is it ? ' ' It must be a what - is - it , ' the crowd shouted back
, because a voice it is certainly not . ' Prince Bolo was deeply miffed . “ These
persons obviously cannot appreciate fine contemporary singing , ' he said loudly
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
Not my style, but I think it would appeal to pre-teen boys. An imaginative journey by a young boy who wants to help his father. Full of puns, silly names, and a non-violent army fighting a polluted ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tungsten_peerts - LibraryThing
There's a lot to enjoy here (for a short book) but in the end I can't say I loved it. I liked it; it was diverting; I'd recommend it happily to others. This has a bit of wish-dream or deus ex machina ... Read full review